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  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

The wine of Cheval des Andes combines the vibrant and intense expression of Argentinian Malbec with the rigour, elegance and savoir-faire of a great Bordeaux.

It is a unique blend of Malbec grapes and Bordeaux varietals – an ensemble with the exuberance of Malbec balanced by the temperance of Cabernet Sauvignon, completed with hints of Petit Verdot.

The vision of Cheval des Andes is to bring Château Cheval Blanc’s winemaking philosophy – which focusses on cellaring potential and elegance – to Argentina. Cheval des Andes makes wines that age gracefully and “travel through the decades,” according to Pierre Lurton, President of Château Cheval Blanc and Cheval des Andes.

These wines are elegant, meaning they are the most refined expression of the terroir of Mendoza. On the nose, they are complex rather than intense and on the palate, they are balanced rather than powerful.

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Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Refined yet expressive nose with intense aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries, sweet elderberries, hints of blackcurrant and blackcurrants spurs as well as aromatic herbs in the background. Mild spices and hints of liquorice with discreet flowery notes in the background. On the palate an accomplished wine with precision, freshness, perfectly ripened tannins, powerful but elegant with a flavour repeating the aroma of the nose. A wonderful wine with extremely promising character.

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Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo

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